If you live within range of Silverton Mountain in southwestern Colorado and always wanted to ride a helicopter into powder country, pack up the boards and head out this weekend because you'll probably never get a better deal.
The renowned powder resort offers $50 a ride up into an area of the San Juan Mountains that hasn’t been skied or ridden all season, according to mountain managers. What would normally cost $159 a run or $999 a day has been slashed – but just for the period of Jan. 12-15.
A day ticket for unguided skiing or snowboarding costs $49, which can be purchased online by clicking here. Helicopter tickets, however, must be purchased at the base lodge.
Unguided skiing or riding ends Jan. 19 until April 5. Guests must be accompanied by a guide to hit the deep stuff in the mountains above Silverton, Colo. While the area has only one lift, it serves nearly 2,000 skiable acres – with another 22,000 acres available with hikes and helicopter rides. Skiers and snowboarders must carry an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe pole – all of which can be rented at the base.
Silverton Mountain maintains a limit of 80 skiers or riders on the hill at any one time.
For information, click here.